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The Essential Kenny Loggins Limited Edition, Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (November 19, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000787EV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,213 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Your Mama Don't Dance
2. Vahevala
3. Danny's Song
4. House At Pooh Corner
5. A Love Song
6. Watching The River Run
7. Angry Eyes (single version)
8. Celebrate Me Home
9. I Believe In Love
10. Wait A Little While
See all 19 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Footloose
2. No Lookin' Back
3. Forever
4. Danger Zone
5. Vox Humana
6. Meet Me Half Way
7. Nobody's Fool (Theme From Caddyshack II)
8. All The Pretty Little Ponies
9. Leap Of Faith
10. The Real Thing
See all 16 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

From his Loggins & Messina LPs to his solo years (all for Columbia), this 2-CD set includes L&M's Your Mama Don't Dance; Vahevala; Watching the River Run ; his solo hits Footloose; Danger Zone; Whenever I Call You "Friend"; I'm Alright; Nobody's Fool; This Is It; Meet Me Half Way , and 25 more!

Customer Reviews

It is a must buy for Kenny Loggins fans!
The children's classic House On Pooh Corner from the days of Loggins and Messina is here and it sounds really good.
S. Sarhan
He made and still makes wonderful pop songs and he's one of the best at his craft.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By guillermoj on October 22, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This set is a MUST over the only previously available best of package, titled "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow" as it digs way deeper into his catalogue for many essential hits previously ignored and it is beautifully remastered to boot. I also appreciate how several key songs are played in their full original versions, instead of "single" versions that are tainting many greatest hits collections. Think of hearing "Convinction of the Heart" without it's full beggining.
Although I have been a fan for so many years, I had forgotten what a hitmaker Kenny Loggins was and hopefully the well is not dry. The man possesses such a beautiful voice and his lyrics are heartfelt, which is rare today. I know that many music critics dismiss many "soft rock" (not my categorization) artists, but this collection proves to me that the songs are great and not just because they remind me of great times, but because they really combine great songwriting, a soothing voice, and a melodic powerhouse that will not be ignored.
I don't give this release a full 5 stars ("only" 4+) because it omitted "Love Will Flow", which is an essential song, and the 2nd CD could have used some finetuning as some of his recent songs are not as strong as other material. My suggestion is to buy this great collection and make your own private 1 CD copy as I did. It was hard to try fit all MY essentials in only one CD, but I reluctantly left out "Danger Zone" to make my songs fit as I'll get my "Top Gun" era Kenny pleasure from the remastered soundtrack, which also includes "Dancing With The Boys". In a nutshell, I'd rather buy a collection such is this and trim it rather than buy a product that excludes important songs.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By M J Heilbron Jr. VINE VOICE on December 19, 2002
Format: Audio CD
That's what those unfamiliar with Mr. Loggins will say over and over again when listening to this album. My wife said it four times on the first disc alone.
His Loggins & Messina cuts, coupled with his early solo work, have a classic 70's sound, and I mean that in a good way. It's a defining sound. You'll be surprised at the number of standards he's now responsible for.
His late 70's/early 80's songs also perfectly capture THAT era, with a smooth, catchy pop-rock sound hallmarked by "This Is It" and "Heart to Heart". I mean, he even does a duet with Journey's Steve Perry!
His 80's soundtrack work has those synth drums, keyboard fills and bouncy guitars that SCREAMS "oh-so-80's", and the movies "Footloose", "Top Gun", and "Caddyshack" (among others) had Mr.Loggins prominently featured during their key moments.
His more recent work is less distinctive, but no less enjoyable.
This is a smartly compiled set, with clearly improved sonics from the previous CD releases.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mickey Frith on November 21, 2002
Format: Audio CD
OK, I guess if this collection had included "Love Will Follow" from VOX HUMANA, then I could say it truly is perfect. (Side note: I highly recommend seeking out his hard-to-find LOVE SONGS collection since it does include that track and is a great CD overall.)
That being said, this is the most complete Kenny Loggins collection out there. It's a thorough career retrospective starting with his Loggins & Messina days and going all the way up to his last pop album. It's in chronological order with just a few variations that don't take away from the flow. And ALL of his well-known songs are here, even ones that were radio favorites and may not have been released as singles. I know, I know: Ultimately somebody will say, "But I can't believe they didn't put ______ on there!" Well, heck, we all have personal preferences when it comes to greatest-hits and best-of collections, but I think whoever compiled this one did an OUTSTANDING job. And they even included both the original version of "Pooh Corner" along with the updated version featuring Amy Grant. Very wise choice!
The sound quality on all the tunes is great. I haven't had the chance to check out the liner notes yet (I miss the days when I actually took the time to READ them!), but I seriously doubt that they would affect my rating.
If you're looking for THE definitive Kenny Loggins collection, here it is! Grab it while you can.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Distant Voyageur on February 19, 2003
Format: Audio CD
What was the business of putting this collection together? Did the record company think that there were mistakes with the "Yesterday Today Tommorrow" CD released in 1997 and felt that there needed to be correction? Don't know.
Anyhow, this 2 CD set despite it being a double album, still is missing some glaring highlights and some songs should've been re-arranged. For example "Real Thing" should've been put just before "Conviction Of The Heart" and where is "Love Will Follow"? That is one of Loggins best songs of his entire career and
Brushing all of that aside, I can definately say that this is a much more consistant hits retrospective of Loggins 20+ year career of music and none of his albums are cut out of the picture, not even the overlooked masterpiece "The Unimaginable Life" with the spectacular title track although more songs off that 1997 gem could've been put on here. But hey, there isn't such a thing as a true "best of" as what goes onto alot of these kinds of collections aren't as strong or suited to fans taste as some of the songs on the parent albums and not on the 'best of' CDs and that includes this one.
This is a marvelous set, but I just feel that it wasn't a HUGE necessity of being assembled so soon after the previous hit CD a few years ago. If you want the 'best of' Kenny Loggins, get the parent album with the songs you like but for casual fans or those who want to hear Loggins music for the first time, this 2 CD album is a good buy for those. For veteran fans or those who already have his albums, there's little point in getting this CD. I would instead recommend the 80s dance album "Vox Humana", Loggins crowning achievement "Leap Of Faith", or Loggins other masterpiece "The Unimaginable Life", the latter two are astounding and are must-haves.
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